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Monocacy National Battlefield

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Address: 4801 Urbana Pike, Frederick, MD 21704-7307
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08:30 - 17:00
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This key Civil War battlefield marked the last push north by Confederates...

This key Civil War battlefield marked the last push north by Confederates in 1864. Although it's seen as a confederate victory, this advance on Washington, D.C. was brought to a hault by the forces led by Major General Lew Wallace, U.S. Army.

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Lesser known Civil War Battle that contributed significantly to saving Washington, DC

Any visit to Historic Frederick, Maryland should include a visit to the Monocacy National Battle Field Visitors Center and Battle Field. So much little known remarkable history... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Fred B
Frederick, Maryland
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Frederick, Maryland
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33 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Any visit to Historic Frederick, Maryland should include a visit to the Monocacy National Battle Field Visitors Center and Battle Field. So much little known remarkable history surrounded Frederick during the civil war. This site is a plus for enthusiasts and Civil War buffs!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is an important but not well known battlefield from the Civil War. Plenty of room to roam around and get away from the crowds. Nice walks along the river and fields.

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Pace, Florida, United States
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With this being my first visit to Maryland, I wanted to take in some historical sites. I had never been to a battlefield before and really enjoyed the history lesson. I started out in the visitors center and glad I did. It was an enjoyable history lesson. Definitely stop and see the second floor. A very nice display of all... More 

Thank Todd E
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

We recently visited this battlefield, which played a pivotal role in Civil War history. As the battlefield covers several miles, mostly in contiguous areas, visitors cannot walk between all of the key points, but can easily drive from one to another. The visitor center has a number of informative displays, as well as an excellent lighted map of the battle... More 

Thank Jonathan R
Baltimore, Maryland
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

This is not a big a battlefield as Gettysburg nor did I expect it to be. I was blown away by the friendliness of the staff manning the desk at the visitor's center. The map they gave me was clear for the stops I could see. The museum upstairs was informative. I especially enjoyed the light show. It made it... More 

Thank Mi5zonsn2
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

Within 3 hours a person can walk the entire museum and much of the battlefield. This very small battle was very important in the Civil War as the Confederacy was trying to flank Washington, DC and take the city while most Union combat troops were south in Virginia. The Park Rangers are most friendly. Great for history buffs and people... More 

Winchester, Virginia
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

This is a very nice park that is easy to navigate. Be sure and hit the visitor's center first for this fee free park. Be sure and view the electric map upstairs for a great presentation. This helps you visualize what you are seeing when yo do the 5 stops in your car. The folks at the visitor's center are... More 

Thank nriemen
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

I was passing by one day and decided on a whim to pull into this Battlefield attraction. I was pleasantly pleased with the modern AC controlled facility that held lots of historical information. You can do self paced or with a tour guide. What I really liked was that I was learning more about the battle without the overwhelming crowds... More 

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Brunswick, Md.
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

We have driven past this great Historical Visitor Center and Battlefield for years and never took the time to stop, until today! SO glad we did. What a great historical place to visit. What a very, VERY important battle in the Civil War. Because of the Battle of Monocacy, Washington was not taken. It survived until reinforcements could make it... More 

Thank Vicki A
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

If you're quite interested in really learning more about Civil War battles, this is a must stop. It's already quite close to Gettysburg and Antietam, but those two (depending on when you visit) will be overwhelmed by cars and tourists looking for a photo op. This national park is dedicated to the local events, with an excellent small museum and... More 

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